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Old 11-29-2018, 12:30 AM
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“It’s incredibly dangerous what’s going on here,” replied Max Boot.

[Max] Boot is the author of the new book The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right.

“My friend Garry Kasparov said something very interesting as a Russian dissident,” Boot continued. “He’s seen this in operation in Russia, where [Vladimir] Putin has taken over the country by controlling all the sources of information and basically feeding a propaganda line to the populace.”

“Now in this country, thank goodness most of the media is free and independent and we try to tell the truth as best we can,” he continued.

“But simply by having control of Fox News and these various social media websites and radio networks, Donald Trump is able to force feed an alternative reality to about 30 percent of the country,” Boot explained.

“It’s stunning to me to see how so many of Donald Trump’s supporters are buying into this absurd and malicious propaganda line that he’s feeding to defend himself against this investigation,” he noted.
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And they pass it on to a good 10-20% who just catch the headlines.
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As our media spins a false tale of Trump being a puppet of Putin, never Trumper Max Boot complains about Fox News being under the control of President Trump. It's more grand conspiracy pap to reassure the loyal members of the Resistance as they set about protecting our freedom by imposing censorship to protect us from "dangerous" characters like President Trump.

One note Max Boot Is desperately searching for a way to restore his comfortable irrelevance where he can make a comfortable living spouting pseudo Conservatism that alienates the voters but pleases his wealth backers so he doesn't have to get his hands dirty. It can't be ignorance, it has to be conceit, that drives him to ignore the Resistance media propaganda machine that touts Hillary's fake opposition research dossier as news or acts as a single partisan organ promoting the same photo of a woman fleeing from our border patrol acting in self defense to repel the attack of a violent mob.
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Default Re: Conservative notes Fox News can ‘force feed an alternative reality to about 30 pe

Since it is obvious to anyone with working brain cells that CNN, MSNBC and others are constantly spinning an alternate reality to the easily-duped, what Boot says is clearly rubbish, since his criticism didn't mention them as well.
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Fox News gets all the vitriol because they prevent the Democrat Party from having a complete monopoly on the media's television megaphone...
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most people don't want to hear the news, they want to hear what supports their POV. half truths and lies are good enough for a few people.
And most "news" agencies want to spin things to get ratings and please advertisers and support the cultural economic status quo.

plus most people won't take the time (don't have the time) to try and cut through walls of hype and BS to get to some base facts, and figure out what it means or if it's even worst addressing.

Add to all that the fact that most people nowadays can't seem to admit any wrong doing or take even the slightest criticism.
my side is RIGHT and has done NO WRONG... but but if it was ... mistaken... not "wrong" ...well the other side is worse therefore it's not worth mentioning OR correcting anything.

so even if fox came out and said Trump did something wrong with proof, some folks 5%-10% wouldn't believe it or they'd dismiss it or justify it.
same when Obama and Clinton was was Prez. to the point of ignoring rape.
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Since the title of Max Boot's new book contains the words "Why I Left the right," (bold mine), I am not quite certain that it is fair to describe Mr. Boot--currently--as a "conservative."
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Sure Fox spins to the right, we on the right all know that because we are intelligent people.

The sad thing is that the other 90% of the media spins left and their slower than average viewers do not even realize it.

Like I said in other threads about this. If it were not for Fox and AM radio, we would basically have the equivalent of a state run media. And the left would be happy with that.
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the fact that this story comes from a left leaning progressive news outlet is lost on those stary-eyed by the notion that a so-called conservative would have something negative to say about the lone conservative tv news platform.
never mind that the so-called conservative; and mentioned in this article; admits to leaving right leaning conservatism. maybe the headline should have said: former conservative...
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So, Fox manages to get facts out to about 30% of the population. That means then MSM is stuffing propaganda down the throats of about 60%.
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So, Fox manages to get facts out to about 30% of the population. That means then MSM is stuffing propaganda down the throats of about 60%.
That's right, and the left wants it back to 100% like the "good old days"

They would love to have a state run media, as long as they were in charge of the propaganda.
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